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Bengaluru: Gold, furniture worth Rs 2.5 crore washed away after rain water enters jewellery store

Gold, furniture worth nearly Rs 2.5 crore at a jewellery store in Bengaluru were washed away after the shop was flooded by rainwater following a spell of heavy rainfall.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: May 25, 2023 23:57 IST
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Bengaluru: A jewellery store owner in Bengaluru has slammed the city's civic body after gold, furniture worth Rs 2.5 crore were washed away after rainwater entered their store on Sunday.

The incident took place in a jewellery store located on Bengaluru's Sampige road.

The store has been constructed below ground level which was flooded by rainwater during Sunday rains.

Slamming the civic authorities, the jewellery store owner said that they are worried about the situation in monsoons.

In another incident, fire and emergency services personnel saved a family from a car which was trapped under neck-deep water at the KR Circle underpass following heavy downpour in the city. However, one of the family members, who was an engineer by profession, lost her life. She was pulled out from the car but her situation was critical. The women was shifted to a nearby hospital but couldn't survive.

According to sources, a family of six from Hyderabad was travelling in a car amid heavy downpour and hailstorms on Sunday afternoon.

Without realising the intensity of the water stagnated at the underpass, the car driver tried to zoom past but in the middle, the car almost submerged. Soon people sitting inside the vehicle came out to save themselves.

Due to the downpour, the water level started increasing. As the family started crying for help, people nearby rushed to their rescue. They threw sarees and ropes to help them remain afloat. Those entrapped tried to climb up but failed. While two of them were dragged out by the swimmers of the emergency services personnel, others were brought out using the ladder.

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